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Otavalo Market Tours and Activities

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Nestled in a valley at the foot of a volcano 57 miles (92 kilometers) north of Quito, Otavalo is a highland community of indigenous locals famous for their weaving skills and colorful textiles. The local Otavaleños who sell their wares at the daily market wear traditional clothing and have maintained their culture, way of dress, and identity.

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Full-Day Tour Otavalo Market, Peguche Workshops, and Cuicocha Lagoon.

Full-Day Tour Otavalo Market, Peguche Workshops, and Cuicocha Lagoon.

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Shop for one-of-a-kind souvenirs at an indigenous market and enjoy gorgeous scenery during this 8-hour trip to Otavalo Market from Quito. This fascinating market features a wealth of hand-made creations produced by local Andean communities, including textiles, leather goods and more. Enjoy sublime views of the Andes Mountains and San Pablo Lake during your drive to the site before hunting for souvenirs. On your way home, you can choose to visit Cotacachi, an artisan town famous for its leather goods, or Cuicocha Lake. Your shopping and scenery trip includes a guide, entrance fees, a snack, round-trip hotel transport and an upgrade with lunch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.54
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Otavalo Market and Laguna Cuicocha Full-Day Tour from Quito

Otavalo Market and Laguna Cuicocha Full-Day Tour from Quito

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Discover indigenous arts and local markets during this cultural tour of Otavalo Market and Laguna Cuicocha from Quito. Escape the city and journey into Ecuador's more rural hillsides as you follow your guide through some of the area's top cultural attractions.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.59
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Full-Day Otavalo and Cotacachi Market Tour

Full-Day Otavalo and Cotacachi Market Tour

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Experience unique Ecuadorian culture on a full-day market tour to Otavalo and Cotacachi Market. Comfortable transportation will pick you and other group members up from two convenient Quito locations, before taking you to the Mazapan handicrafts market in Calderon.  A stop at the Otalvo market is the perfect opportunity for taking photos.  You’ll enjoy a hearty lunch in Cotacachi before exploring the natural area surrounding it.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.67
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Full Day Tour to Otavalo with Friends! (English)

Full Day Tour to Otavalo with Friends! (English)

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Ecuador is a multicultural country full of Andean indigenous traditions. Among these is the Otavalo culture, famous for their fabrics and handicrafts. After beginning the tour you will have a very interesting stop at Qutisato sundial, where you will learn crucial aspects of the astronomical knowledge of the prehispanic cultures of the region. The next and most important spot will be Otavalo market, where you will spend some quality time shopping with your friends and enjoying the beautiful and high-quality handicrafts. After this, you will have a delicious lunch followed by a visit to the waterfall of Peguche. Finally, on your way back to Quito, you will have a stop in Cayambe, the perfect place to see how people prepare biscuits using a traditional technique and to have a tasty snack. The price applies to groups of three or more passengers. In case that the minimum number of passengers is not reached, we will contact you by email in order to reschedule the day of the tour.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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$75.00

Free time in Quito? Lets go to Otavalo in one day!

Free time in Quito? Lets go to Otavalo in one day!

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Is a good way to travel out of Quito and for a hole day trip; cheap with a local private vip funny interesting openminded tour guide driver, good music and confortability of its car. 420 friendly
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
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Live Otavalo... Day trip between valleys and mountains, crafts and culture

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Live Otavalo... Day trip between valleys and mountains, crafts and culture

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I want to give you a family experience, I want to show you the place where I have grown up, where I have seen these wonderful landscapes and also where I have learned about other cultures, share my experience so that your visit is unforgettable, besides going by land is relaxing and safe .
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$125.00
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$125.00
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Este es un viaje para conocer la cultura y la naturaleza de la provincia azul, a la entrada de la provincia destaca el majestuoso volcán Imbabura junto con su amado volcán Cotacachi y las lagunas que aparecen en las faldas como sus lágrimas pero que iluminan el paisaje de los andes
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  • 7 to 16 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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Otavalo Market

Otavalo Market

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Explore a colorful indigenous market in South America. Otavalo is one of the hundreds of indigenous markets that are still in force in Ecuador. The market is located 55 miles north of Quito. It is located in the inter-Andean valley above 8307feet. It presents a spring weather almost every month of the year with certain exceptions in the months of January through April. Step by step you will discover the skills of weavers from Otavalo. Immerse yourself in Andean colors, textiles with pre-Columbian designs and listen to the indigenous people speak a local language, Spanish and English with special enthusiasm in order to offer you their products. Look rose plantations, green pasturelands and volcanoes that are part of the Avenue of the Volcanoes. Near reaching out Otavalo you can distinguish the San Pablo lake which is the largest lake in Ecuador. The lake has an extension of 6 km² and 49 meters deep. The Peguche waterfall and the visit to leather town will complement the day's tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.29
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Otavalo Tour from Quito Visiting Cayambe, Indigenous Market, Small groups

Otavalo Tour from Quito Visiting Cayambe, Indigenous Market, Small groups

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Combine culture with nature on this full-day tour of Otavalo Marketplace and Cuicocha Lagoon, ideal for first-time visitors with limited time in Ecuador. Departing Quito, you’ll travel to Otavalo Marketplace, one of Latin America’s largest markets, to browse stalls for colorful, artisan souvenirs. See, too, the Peguche Waterfall and Cuicocha Lagoon, on which you;ll enjoy a short boat ride.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.00
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Otavalo, Cotacachi and Cuicocha Tour With Optional Hotel Pick-Up -

Otavalo, Cotacachi and Cuicocha Tour With Optional Hotel Pick-Up - "Small Group"

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Journey through Ecuador’s incredible landscapes and stop on route for photos and to visit Otavalo Market on this tour from Quito. Head north along the Pan-American highway, taste biscuits in Cayambe, and hop out at Otavalo Market to experience the local shopping culture by bartering for handicrafts. Then, stop at Cuicocha Lagoon—a crater lake below Cotacachi Volcano—to snap photos and perhaps take an optional boat ride (additional cost).
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.00
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$49.00
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Otavalo Indian Market and Rose Farm Shared Tour

Otavalo Indian Market and Rose Farm Shared Tour

Take this unique day tour from Quito and come with us out of the beaten path every Wednesday and Saturday! Discover new and unknown attractions around the Otavalo region! Join us and enjoy a memorable life experience, exploring a rose plantation, farmlands and Indian Communities! Discover the largest Indian Market of South America from the comfort of a small group-size-tour and admire the majesty of the Northern Andes!
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.00
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Shared Otavalo and Cotacachi Day Trip from Quito

Shared Otavalo and Cotacachi Day Trip from Quito

Departure from Quito at 8:00am by the way "Pan-Americana Norte" with a brief stop Guayllabamba where you can taste the "custard apple/ chirimoya" fruit typical of the area.Visit the viewpoint of road to Cayambe to admire and take pictures of the beautiful valleys and mountains that holds this place. Crossing the line equatorial Cayambe, we passed Guachalá (ex monument in the middle of the World). Before arriving at Otavalo we make a short stop at Mira Lago (Viewpoint in San Pablo) to photograph the beautiful San Pablo Lake and its wonderful beauty. Continue to get to Otavalo where the Indians "Otavalos" develop their textiles. Later we will visit the Otavalo Market, where artisans exhibit their wares. Stop for lunch and continue to Cotacachi renown for its leather shops, return to Quito.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$114.00
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Cultural Tour of Otavalo: Market and Cuicocha Lagoon visit all inclusive

Cultural Tour of Otavalo: Market and Cuicocha Lagoon visit all inclusive

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- All Inclusive: Professional Bilingual Guide, Lunch and Tourist Visits. - Tourist Transport from Quito - Otavalo - Quito - Trekking - Visit indigenous market - Visit Ponchos Square - Visit San Pablo Lake Viewpoint - Visit and hiking in the Cuicocha Lagoon - Visit to Cotacachi, known for the elaboration of leather goods - Professionalism and Quality of Service - Shared Tour: Every Tuesday and Saturday - Private Tour: Every day.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.50
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Private Otavalo and Cotacachi Day Trip from Quito

Private Otavalo and Cotacachi Day Trip from Quito

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Explore the artisan towns of Cotacachi and Otavalo on this 8-hour private day trip from Quito. Travel in a private vehicle via the Pan-American highway, stopping at various lookout points and attractions along the way. Enjoy personalized attention from your private guide and a flexible itinerary. Pickup and drop-off at your Quito hotel included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$129.00
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10-Day Ecuador Highlights

10-Day Ecuador Highlights

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See the best of Ecuador on a 10-day trip from Quito to the Amazon, Baños, and Cuenca. Learn about Ecuador’s indigenous cultures and explore highlights such as the Otavalo Market, the Guango cloud forest reserve, the Chimborazo Volcano, and the Ingapirca Inca ruins. Travel by motorized canoe in the Amazon, hike to Ecuador’s highest waterfall, and ride the Devil’s Nose Train through the Andes.
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  • 10 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,765.00
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Rose Plantation, Equator Line and Otavalo Market Private Tour

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Rose Plantation, Equator Line and Otavalo Market Private Tour

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After pickup from Quito, you’ll take the picturesque route along the Panamerican highway.  This comprehensive tour ticks off both the popular and lesser-known Ecuadorian attractions.  With an expertly planned itinerary, you’ll visit a rose farm, Plaza de Ponchos, Quitsato’s sundial, and more in a single day.  Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in Cotacachi village, which is also included in the tour.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.10
$104.00
$5.90 savings
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Otavalo, Cayambe, Cuicocha Shared Full-Day Cultural Trip

Otavalo, Cayambe, Cuicocha Shared Full-Day Cultural Trip

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Get a taste for the indigenous culture and amazing scenery of Ecuador during this 10-hour trip covering variety of cultural and natural sights. Stop at a viewpoint with views of Cayambe and Cotopaxi, then check out the ‘Mitad del Mundo’ monument located directly on the earth’s equator. You’ll also explore Cuicocha Crater Lake, visit a local biscuit factory and go shopping at the indigenous markets at Otavalo and Cotacachi. This Ecuador sightseeing trip also includes lunch, a guide and round-trip transport from Quito.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$64.11
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Ecuador Gateway 5 Days Tour

Ecuador Gateway 5 Days Tour

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Ecuador and Its four worlds !! We invite you to experience several most visited attractions in the country . This a perfect gateway tour if you decide to take a vacation in Ecuador for 5 days. Quito with its history , Churches and the Equator Mindo with its exhuberant forest , hummingbirds , Orchids and waterfalls Otavalo with its remarkable Indian Market and the local Culture Papallacta a sacred paradise inside of an extinted volcano with its hotsprings , perfect for your total relax before you filght back home..
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$850.00
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Otavalo Indigenous Market Private Tour

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Otavalo Indigenous Market Private Tour

With transport by private vehicle directly from your hotel in Quito, this private day trip to the Otavalo indigenous market offers flexibility. Set off to picturesque Otavalo in the morning, with stops at Mitad del Mundo and the town of Cayambe en route. On your return, sightsee at Laguna Cuicocha and pore over leather goods in Cotacachi.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$124.00
$155.00
$31.00 savings
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15 Days Classic Highlights Ecuador & Galapagos Islands

15 Days Classic Highlights Ecuador & Galapagos Islands

This 15-day tour of Ecuador lets you hit the country's essential sights as well as get off the beaten track without planning a thing. Visit highlights in each of Ecuador's diverse regions: the Amazon, the Andes, and the Galapagos—all activities, meals, transportation, and accommodation are included as described in the itinerary to ensure a great trip.
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  • 15 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$4,195.90
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Private Tour to Otavalo & Surroundings

Private Tour to Otavalo & Surroundings

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Rather than be overwhelmed at one of South America’s largest markets, let a personal guide accompany you. On this private day trip from Quito to Otavalo Market, you’ll have a better opportunity to interact with traditionally attired Quichua vendors selling handicrafts, textiles, and even livestock. Savor views of the Ecuadorian Andes on a brief waterfall walk after lunch in Cotacachi, a town known for its leather goods.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$135.00
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Otavalo, Cuicocha Lake and Cayambe Shared Day Tour from Quito

Otavalo, Cuicocha Lake and Cayambe Shared Day Tour from Quito

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Discover Ecuador's vibrant cultural heritage, natural wonders, and Andean villages on this full-day tour from Quito. Admire traditional handicrafts at the legendary Otavalo Market, tour the Cayambe biscuit factory, visit the leather capital of Cotacachi, and marvel at Cuicocha Crater Lake. Lunch is included.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.21
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Otavalo Indigenous Market & Peguche Waterfall

Otavalo Indigenous Market & Peguche Waterfall

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Our tourist service is special because we have new cars and experienced guides that are certified and will make your experience unforgettable.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.85
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$153.85
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 Otavalo Market Private Sightseeing and Surroundings

Otavalo Market Private Sightseeing and Surroundings

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Don’t get lost in the crowd at Otavalo; let a private guide accompany you around the popular Otavalo Market. On this day trip from Quito, take your time shopping for leather goods and textiles before a visit to the nearby artisan towns of Peguche and Cotacachi. Aboard the comfort of a private vehicle you can relax with views of the Andean landscapes.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$87.70
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Should I book Otavalo Market tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Otavalo Market can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 70 Otavalo Market tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Otavalo Market 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Otavalo Market costs USD 40.00. Guided Otavalo Market tours start around USD 40.00 per person. See all 70 Otavalo Market tickets and tours on Viator.
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